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Phat Wheels

Phat Wheels As gas prices skyrocket upwards, we’ve got to squeeze every extra mile out of our gallons of gasoline.  We’ve all heard the tips to increase our gas mileage, but how many actually put them into practice?  Join your friends and neighbors in getting a bit...

Light Saver

At Joulebug, we believe that you can have light and save energy too, by switching to modern Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL).  Here’s why CFLs are superior to the old incandescent “Edison” bulbs:  they use about ¼ the energy, and last several times longer. So you’ll...

New Badge: Smarty Pants

Programmable thermostats are little computers just for adjusting your thermostat. Few of them are intuitive. We struggle through setting up once, then hope we never have to do that again for a while. They are really helpful for a few simple patterns: Get up, go to...

What could a million JouleBugs do?

By the time a typical JouleBug earns the Smarty Pants badge they will be saving about 370 watts. So, when we get to a million players, that will be more that 370 MegaWatts. That’s a lot of bug juice! There are still around 50 coal fired power plants online that were...

We are getting ready

It’s almost a week before our soft launch. We have the initial badges ready and the App is looking quite nice. Landing Page and Video are in final stages. But, there are still lots of loose ends. Will be creating a few badge posts to go with the...